This Conference at the East India club centred on Pastoral Care, but looking at it from two angles- mental health and the how it systems can interact with pupils.
We were happy to welcome Dick Moore, a Youth Mental Health Trainer to talk to us on mental health, and the positive effects that schooling can have on this are of young people’s lives. much depends on people – particularly pastoral and teaching staff, if the young person is to develop positively. the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is a fitting vehicle for such issues – please contact them if you wish to develop this further.
Our second session was led by Bob Allen and Rachel Jones from King Edward VI School Southampton.. The title was Mobile Technology – Lessons learned in practice. The talks and discussion dealt with many practical and pastoral issues regarding mobile technology, looking at social networks, cyber bullying amongst other areas, and schools responses to them – concentrating on pastoral effects and allowing students to make mistakes. They are very open to being consulted on these issues